Press Releases



Tobacco ad ban: new enforcement powers ‘give teeth’ but transitional delays are ‘pointless appeasement’

Monday 11 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press releaseMonday 11th October 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco advertising ban – new enforcement powers ‘give teeth’ but transitional delays are ‘pointless appeasement’ ASH gave a mixed response to the new tobacco […]

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WHO appoints outside experts to review alleged tobacco industry attempts to ‘undermine’ UN-wide tobacco control efforts

Monday 11 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release Thursday 11th October 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health WHO APPOINTS OUTSIDE EXPERTS TO REVIEW ALLEGED TOBACCO INDUSTRY ATTEMPTS TO “UNDERMINE” UN-WIDE TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS Statement from ASH (London) ASH has today […]

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Letter to The FT about pension fund investment in tobacco

Thursday 07 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Letters Editor Financial Times One Southwark Bridge London SE1 9HL By Fax: 0207 873 5938 ASH Action on Smoking and Health 7th October 1999 Dear Editor Re: ethical investment and tobacco It is disappointing, if […]

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Letter to The Independent: FOREST misrepresents the scientific case on passive smoking

Thursday 30 September 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Letters to the Editor, The Independent. ASH Action on Smoking and Health 30th September 1999 Dear Editor FOREST, as always, misrepresents the scientific case on passive smoking (Right of Reply, Simon Clark, 30th September). The […]

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New ASH guide shows non-smoking provision in pubs & restaurants is good for business

Tuesday 14 September 1999 Press releaseTuesday 14th September 1999 Embargo: 06:00 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH will today make a compelling case to the hospitality industry to do better for the seven out of ten non-smoking majority and get in tune withpublic opinion. A new guide “Bad for Business?” details case studies of […]

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Response to letter of Paul Mason, Tobacco Alliance

Thursday 02 September 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 The Editor The Grocer ASH Action on Smoking and Health 7th October 1999 Dear Editor, Re: Response to Letter of Paul Mason, Tobacco Alliance In his letter (28 August) Mr Mason raises the fears of […]

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Letter to the Publican on protection of workers from passive smoking

Sunday 29 August 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 The Editor Letters page The Publican By fax: 0181 565 4465 ASH Action on Smoking and Health 26th August 1999 Dear Editor Re: smoking in pubs The HSE’s proposals for an Approved Code of Practice […]

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New passive smoking study shows alarming stroke risks to non-smokers

Tuesday 17 August 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseTuesday 17th August 1999 Embargo: 00:01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health New passive smoking study shows alarmingstroke risks to non-smokers Passive smoking exposure at home or workincreases the risk of stroke in non-smokers […]

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Conservative tobacco policy shift is great first step says ASH

Tuesday 10 August 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseTuesday 10th August 1999 Embargo: immediate ASH Action on Smoking and Health Conservative tobacco policy shift is great first stepsays ASH ASH applauded the new Conservative policy ontobacco. Clive Bates, Director of ASH […]

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Smoking at work code will help 3 million non-smokers fight passive smoking

Thursday 29 July 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseThursday 29th July 1999 Embargo 11:00 BST ASH Action on Smoking and Health Smoking at work code will help 3 million non-smokersfight passive smoking New legal guidance from the Health and SafetyExecutive on […]

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Tobacco companies engineer high addiction cigarettes with additives

Tobacco companies have added chemicals to cigarettes to increase the addictiveness of nicotine and keep smokers hooked.A new joint report by ASH, Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the US State of Massachusetts reveals over sixty tobacco industry documents dealing with the use of additives in cigarettes [1]. Over 600 tobacco additives are permitted in the […]

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Letter to Publican in reply to FOREST letter 12/07/99

Monday 12 July 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 The Editor The Publican Newspaper, 19 Scarbrook Road, Croydon, CR9 1LX ASH Action on Smoking and Health 12th July 1999 Dear Editor Re: Reply to FOREST Letter, 12.07.99 Martin Ball makes a predictable scare-mongering, interpretation […]

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WHO experts call for protection for 700 million children exposed to passive smoking

Wednesday 16 June 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release Wed. 16th June 1999 Embargo midday (WHO has same embargo) ASH Action on Smoking and Health WHO experts call for protection for 700million children exposed to passive smoking A new WHO report released […]

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Letter to Campaign about impact of ad ban

Monday 07 June 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 The Editor Campaign By fax: ASH Action on Smoking and Health 7th June 1999 Dear editor Re: tobacco advertising ban Caroline Marshall is wrong to say that the tobacco advertising ban is to be brought […]

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Letter to Economist about smuggling

Monday 07 June 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 The Letters Editor The Economist ASH Action on Smoking and Health 12th May 1999 Dear sir The policy of sharply raising tobacco taxes is certainly good for health – people dorespond to the price signal.  […]

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